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Post Office Network

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

I wish to present a petition about post offices. The post office network makes a major contribution to urban and rural communities in my Taunton constituency, and it is particularly valued by people without transport, so closures have a particularly detrimental effect on people who live in the surrounding area and on local businesses. The petition states:

To the House of Commons

The Petition of the residents of the Taunton constituency and others

Declares that the post office network in Taunton Deane provides a vital service which is now threatened by Government proposals.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to save the local network of post offices across Taunton Deane.

And the petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.